Read an article on a post Bob Stanley on Guardian

"In the summer, the scene would move en masse to Ostend, Belgium's equivalent to Blackpool. DJ Freddy Cousaert played at the Groove, a late night downstairs bar frequented by US marines, lovers of blues and soul music
and tourists, it was Cousaert who later looked after Marvin Gaye during his 80s sejourn in Ostend. The music he played at the Groove included ska, Latin jazz and even Broadway songs such as Stranger in Paradise, or Whatever Lola Wants from Damn Yankees...."

vendredi 16 octobre 2015


RCA RECORDS 1957                                 LPM1639


Jimmy Witherspoon, vocal; Emmett Berry, trumpet; 
J. C. Higginbotham, trombone; Hilton Jefferson, alto sax; 
Seldon Powell, tenor sax; Al Sears, baritone sax; 
Jay McShann, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; 
Gene Ramey, bass; Mousey Alexander, drums.
 On #1,3,5,6 & 9: Ray Copeland, trumpet replaces
Emmett Berry and Haywood Henry, 
baritone sax replaces Al Sears.

Produced by Brad McCuen
Arranged by Budd Johnson
Recording engineer: Ray Hall
Recorded at RCA's 24th Street Studios, 
NYC on December 4 (#1, 3, 5, 6 & 9) and 5 (all others), 1957
Tracks 2 & 13 are mono. All other selections are stereo

tracks listing:

01 jumping the blues
02 until the real things comes along
03 hootie blues
04 rain is such a lonesome sound
05 confessin' the blues
06 piney brown blues
07 froggy bottom
08 gee baby ain't i good to you
09 blue monday blues
10 ooo-wee then the lights go out

jumping the blues

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